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Finance and operations are not the sexiest topics nor are they the reason why digital agency founders started their businesses in the first place. However they often are the difference between success and failure - it's not uncommon to hear "we’re really good at XXXXXX, we’ve got some great clients and we’ve got loads of business coming in but we still seem to find it hard to pay ourselves properly, we’re sometimes even scrabbling around towards the end of the month to find the money to pay the team never mind investing anything in the development of our business".
This situation is typically because of poor internal management, processes and discipline – fundamentally agencies live or die based on how good they are at managing their time and money. Ironically this should be the easiest business challenge they face when compared with strategy development, new business, business development, client service, marketing, recruitment, retention etc etc.
David Crawford from The Digital Strategy Unit and Stuart Ramsay from Accountancy Extra will explain the issues in and take you through a number of practical steps to help agency owners get their houses in order so they can prioritise the really difficult challenges associated with building a successful digital agency.